Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Advancing Symptom Clusters Research on Rare Cancers Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Location: NIH Neuroscience Building, Bethesda, MD
It is intended that the in-depth, interdisciplinary dialogue of this expert working group will formulate an emerging consensus on a working definition of symptom clusters and, specific gaps and opportunities that provide a foundation for a transformative strategic blueprint to guide future symptom cluster research in rare cancers. In addition, it is anticipated that workshop proceedings will inform a funding opportunity announcement.
Contact: Sue Marden, Ph.D.,(301) 496-9623,firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Nursing Research, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Rare Tumors Initiative Symposium Strategies to Develop Therapies for Rare Tumors: Small Numbers, but Big Opportunities
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Location: NIH Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Description: The goals of this symposium are to increase communication and build networks between researchers working in rare tumors across NIH, and to get input from patient groups, industry, and the FDA on how to overcome the biggest hurdles in the development of therapies for rare tumors. The Rare Tumors Initiative at NCI, CCR will use this information to prioritize goals for the future and will prepare a white paper summary to help guide researchers worldwide.
Contact: Dr. Karlyne Reilly,(301) 846-7518, email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Cancer Institute, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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